Drumming noises? Holes in your wood siding? Woodpeckers pecking and damaging your house? These sounds and damage may well be due to woodpeckers. Call Critter Control today for effective prevention of woodpecker damage.


Woodpeckers are widely distributed across the world, and are best known for their loud food-seeking habits. These birds drill holes into trees with their long sharp beaks to gain access to a variety of insects. Woodpeckers are smart creatures, but they consistently pester building residents and owners!


  • Red markings on head
  • Long, sharp beaks
  • Most have black and white plumage
  • About 15 inches long and weigh about 14 oz


Most of North American regions host woodpecker populations. The creatures' favorite environments contain plentiful trees, as they are used for nesting and food. Woodpecker nest holes are usually just large enough for an adult to fit through!


Are woodpeckers known to enter homes or yards?
Farmlands and suburban areas usually contain enough trees and forested land to accommodate woodpecker populations. People who live in wooden buildings are in particular danger of woodpecker damage! These birds will drill into structural wood for food, as well as to build unwanted nests! Even more, woodpeckers drill wood as a social activity too!


Do woodpeckers harm people or property?
Woodpeckers pose no physical threat to humans. Property, on the other hand, is at a great risk! In addition to creating frequent loud, annoying noises, woodpeckers inflict structural damage to many platforms, the most popular being wooden homes. The size of their holes will vary depending on whether the birds are looking for food or constructing nests. Additionally, woodpecker activity leaves trees susceptible to pest insects, infection and disease, and even death!

Control and Safety

A great control method to stop woodpecker populations from damaging surrounding trees and buildings is bird netting! Other control methods include frightening devices, such as shiny, bright, and mobile objects near potential drilling sites. Exclusion of woodpeckers can be difficult if the birds are well established in the area, at which point calling Critter Control professionals may be the only solution.

Trapping and Removal

When woodpecker populations get out of hand, contact Critter Control of Boulder. Our technicians are trained in humane and thorough pest removal and are familiar with woodpecker behavior. Turning to our team of wildlife removal specialists ensures all the people and birds involved remain free of injury and disease!

We can help you get rid of woodpecker problems! Call our Boulder office today! 303.536.7957.

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